Oklahoma Contemporary
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Throughout the year, expert Studio School instructors present classes and workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking and design for students of all levels. Students work with industry-standard equipment and materials, such as professional painting and drawing easels, lighting and an etching printmaking press.

Learn more about the instructors' backgrounds and teaching approaches here.

Tuition for multi-week courses does not include materials. When signing up for a class, all students agree to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Handbook.


WINTER SESSION
Eight-week classes | Jan. 16-Mar. 12
Four-week classes | Session 1 | Jan. 16-Feb. 12
Four-week classes | Session 2 | Feb. 20-March 19

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eight-week and four-week Session 1 | Jan. 10
Four-week Session 2 | Feb. 14

Interested in more than just 2-D? See our full class and workshop list here.

Click here to see syllabi and materials lists for all classes.

Four-Week Class | Watercolor: Cacti and Succulents!

  • Date 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 – March 8
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Sylvie Mayer
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A watercolor image of potted cacti and succulents

Learn watercolor while spending time staring at plump succulents and cool cacti. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced watercolor painters. Ditch your OKC reality, and pretend your life is Joshua Tree dreamy. After four weeks, those pet-hair tumbleweeds in your hallway won’t testify to your slovenly ways, but rather serve as evidence of your desert-life transformation.

Course syllabus

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.

Register

Four-Week Class | Printmaking Experimentation: Monotypes and More

  • Date 1:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 18 – March 8
  • Cost $185
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Kathleen Blake
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Hands peel a printed paper from a template

Join artist and honored educator Kathleen Blake and experiment with monotype printmaking and various mark-making techniques. Learn how to use an etching press, and create one image from multiple plates. You’ll also learn how to roll and wipe ink and how to utilize registration for multiple runs. The class uses Akua non-toxic colored inks that easily clean up with water. Leave class with many prints!

You can find the syllabus here.

Looking for inspiring prints? Check out our upcoming exhibition, The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.

Register

Eight-Week Class | Drawing Fundamentals

  • Date 6-8:00 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 16 – March 6
  • Cost $225
  • Location Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Instructor gives a demonstration in front of student standing in front of a drawing easel.

Prerequisites: Beginners welcome! No experience necessary.

Artist and instructor and Chris Brizzard believes that anyone can learn to draw if they are taught the correct way. Join this fun and supportive class to learn basic drawing principles, such as shape, proportion, blocking in forms and depicting light and shadow. If you start the class not knowing how to draw, you will end the class drawing from life!

Course syllabus

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.

Register

Eight-Week Class | Printmaking: Woodcuts

  • Date 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 21 – March 11
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Wesley Kramer
  • Age Requirements 18+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
A psychedelic-looking forest at night

Work with artist Wesley Kramer to create and print woodcuts! This class introduces the basics of traditional relief printing, including carving techniques, how to operate a press, printing by hand and editioning. You will begin with black inks, and then progress to multiblock processes and, finally, reductive techniques. Learn how to compare different inks, carving materials and different types of wood. Wouldn’t you rather be woodcut printing (instead of reading bad puns)?

Course syllabus

For imagery inspiration, check out the prints in upcoming exhibition, The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.

Register

Four-Week Class | Watercolor: Cake! Cake! Cake!

  • Date 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 22 – Mar. 15
  • Cost $165
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 16+
  • Contact studioschool@okcontemp.org
Watercolor image of a white cake with pink icing and rainbow sprinkles

Learn to paint with watercolor by looking at cakes and other decadent desserts. Feeling celebratory? Come paint cakes! Feeling sad? Come paint cakes — and then eat cake. What we’re saying is, cake solves a lot of problems. This class is perfect for beginning painters and beginning cake eaters ... as well as those who have been painting or eating cake for a long, long time.

Course syllabus

Want more art-and-food inspiration? Visit our exhibition, The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.

Register

Hours

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Location

Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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